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Bringing Industrial Crops into the Future

Jim Finnel

Fallen Cannabis Warrior & Ex News Moderator
Bringing Industrial Crops into the Future

Join the AAIC for our 2007 annual meeting at the Holiday Inn – By the Bay hotel and convention center in Portland, Maine.


Holiday Inn – By the Bay, 88 Spring St, Portland, ME 04101. (See map, above). Three miles from Portland International Jetport (PWM) via complimentary shuttle and taxi, By the Bay is located in Portland's downtown arts district, just two blocks from the historic Old Port.

Rooms: Standard (two double beds) $140 or Executive King Suite $150.

Reservations: Phone the hotel at +1-207-775-2311 (toll free: +1-800-345-5050; fax: +1-207-761-8224) no later than September 5, 2007. Request the special AAIC Conference rate and bay view.

Call for Papers – Abstract Deadline EXTENDED!!
Abstracts will now be accepted until August 14, 2007. Go here for abstract formatting and submission information (requires Adobe® Reader® ).


Technical Sessions: Invited and volunteer papers will be presented as part of a diverse program:

Keynote Address: Carol Werner (Environmental and Energy Study Institute, Washington, DC) – The Role of Industrial Crops in a Biobased Economy;

Plenary Session:

Terry Isbell (NCP Research Leader, USDA-ARS-NCAUR, Peoria, IL) – Status of Industrial Crops in the US

Carmela Bailey (USDA National Program Leader, Agricultural Materials, Washington, DC) – Trends and Funding Opportunities for Industrial Crops

Anna Rath (Director of Business Development, Ceres, Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA) – The Promise of Dedicated Energy Crops

Franz Luxem (R&D Manager, Stepan Company, Industrial Lubricants & Additives, Northfield, IL) – Sustainability of Green Products

Lou Honary (Professor and Director, University of Northern Iowa, National Ag-Based Lubricant Center, Cedar Falls, IA) – Biobased Lubricants and Greases: From Research to Commercialization

Crop Research Reports and Updates: Fiber and Cellulosic, General, Medicinals and Nutriceuticals, Oilseeds, Rubber and Resins

Field Trip: (October 10) Manufacturing in Maine – Stops will include Downtown Portland and Harbor on Duck Tours, cheese processing, vodka distilling, plus a Shopping trip to Freeport (the home of L. L. Bean)

Click here for details.


Early member registration (before Aug 14th: $300
Early non-member registration (before Aug 14th): $325

Student registration: $100
Wednesday companion field trip: $40

Late member registration (after Aug 14th): $325
Late non-member registration (after Aug 14th): $350

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